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Workplace flu prevention

September 28 , 2017

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Autumn is here, which means so is flu season. According to the CDC Foundation, between five and 20 percent of the United States population gets sick with the flu every year, and 60 percent of adults who are hospitalized for the flu are between the working ages of 18 and 64. Each year, the flu costs the United States $16.3 billion in lost earnings, and the total economic burden is estimated at $87 billion. Protect your workers and your business by implementing a workplace flu prevention strategy.

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Tags: Corporate Wellness


Three ways to create effective workplace wellness programs

July 20 , 2017

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In a whitepaper developed by the nonprofit, IT’S TIME TEXAS, author Kimberly Wilson said that more than one-third of Texans between the ages of 45 and 64 are obese. That's a real problem because obesity is an important risk factor in heart disease, diabetes, breathing problems (including sleep apnea), osteoarthritis, gout, high blood pressure and stroke, and some cancers.

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Workplace wellness tweetchat: Higginbotham weighs in

February 28 , 2017

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Higginbotham co-hosted a workplace wellness tweetchat February 27 for employees and employers of all sizes looking to improve or implement a wellness program. The chat was initiated and led by It's Time Texas, a social change organization with a mission to "empower Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities."

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Five new year tips to inspire workplace wellness

January 10 , 2017

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With each ringing in of a New Year, business owners face new and evolving challenges. The one thing that remains constant each year is the fact that you need healthy employees to have a healthy business. Research has repeatedly shown that unhealthy workers are less productive and more likely to get injured, and they have a higher turnover rate. Companies that invest in their employees’ health and wellbeing have happier, more productive workers and a healthier bottom line.

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Employee mental health: How to manage this silent exposure

December 07 , 2016

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As an employer, how do you know if one of your workers is suffering from a mental health issue? And if you’re aware of an issue, how do you help without creating an uncomfortable situation or violating privacy laws?

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Workplace wellness programs: aging dinosaur or evolving tool?

January 28 , 2016

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Ask any employer today about workplace wellness programs, and it’s a sure bet that for many of them, the concept has lost much of its glitter. After all, wellness programs were originally touted as a magic pill for reducing health care costs. But when there’s money to be made, big promises will also be made, and many health and wellness vendors have over-promised and under-delivered. On top of that, it’s tough to get true engagement. Many employees feel the programs are too confusing, inconvenient, unexciting, irrelevant, invasive or otherwise a waste of time.

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Tags: Corporate Wellness, Employee Benefits


Health and wellness trends: 7 takeaways from new research

July 15 , 2015

Last month, PwC released the results of their new Health and Well-being Touchstone Survey, which included respondents from a broad range of industries, company sizes and locations around the world.

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Workplace wellness: Connect the dots, lower your risk

April 09 , 2015

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It’s no secret that healthy people make healthier employees. They’re absent less often, they’re more productive, they file fewer workers’ comp claims and they cost companies less. Since your employees are your most critical investment, keeping them healthy should be a top priority.

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Takeaway from the Ebola crisis: Don’t be caught off guard

November 05 , 2014

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When the Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea hit the news back in December 2013, it was a distant problem in a distant country. Then came the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in September 2014.

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Make breast cancer awareness part of workplace wellness

October 08 , 2014

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The season of pink is upon us again! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and thousands of businesses and employees will take part in awareness campaigns.

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Tags: Corporate Wellness


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